Weekly Roundup: Manchester Meetings & Tech Events 6/13/16 - 6/17/16

by Pat Hammond on Friday, June 10, 2016

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Good thing I got my yard work done last week...

We're halfway through June and the networking and events are still coming. I know I keep saying it, but IT'S CRAZY!!! With the exception of a couple tech-ish things, most of this week's activities are strictly business. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, morning, noon and night. With so many options there's no excuse for not getting out and doing at least one. In fact, I'm going to challenge you.

If you have not gone to a networking event in the last thirty days I want you to attend one of this week.

Whether you're looking for a job, trying to drum up new customers or simply widening your network there is an event for you. 603 Networking has a job fair on Thursday evening, Charlene DeCesare's Women Connecting With Women group is on Wednesday, St. Mary's Bank is hosting an investment workshop on Tuesday and even I am hosting an open discussion about this year's goals on Thursday.

What are you waiting for?

This time last year we had entire weeks when there were no events. Two years ago we had months where there were only a handful of activities all month. It takes a lot of time and effort to organize an event and if we don't support the people and groups who go out of their way to find a location, topic, speaker, etc... to host events they aren't going to bother and we will be right back where we were.

One of this week's gems is a free workshop from St. Mary's Bank called Investing 101: A Guide to Understanding Your Financial Planning Options. What are you saving for? What should you be saving for? Learn the basic concepts in the personal investment and get answers to your investment questions. Tuesday, June 14 at St. Mary's Bank 48 Perimeter Road, Manchester. For more information/RSVP: https://www.stmarysbank.com/eventscalendar/eventsd...

Another free networking event on this week's calendar is the Women Connecting With Women group from Charlene Ignites. This month's host is HassleFree Chiropractic 1 Nashua Road, Derry NH and they will be meeting from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. They even provide food and drinks. For more information you can find them on Facebook or visit their event page.

This Week's Business, Networking & Tech Events

Monday

Unemployment Support Group: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EJ's on Main at the Holiday Inn, 172 N Main Street, Concord. This is a support group for people who are unemployed or underemployed. They don't have a website, but you can contact the group organizer Phil Rose at PSRCleaning@aol.com

Kyani Information Night: 6:00 PM at the Hampton Inn 407 Amherst Street/RTE 101A, Nashua. Cathy Clement is hosting an information night for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Kyani distributor. Doors open for networking at 6:00 PM, presentation begins at 6:30 PM. For more information please contact Cathy Clement 603-493-2843.

Tuesday

Gold Star Mill City Referral Group: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford. This is a paid referral group managed by Piper Turgeon. It's very low key and definitely worth a visit for anyone who is looking to join a regular referral group.

New Rules of Networking with Cami Baker & Amethyst Wyldfyre: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Crowne Plaza Nashua, 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua Cost is $97 for more information you please find Cami on Facebook: or visit her website:.

Small Business Network of New Hampshire: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse 206 Route 101, Bedford This is a paid referral group. I haven't gone to one of their events, but the people I know who do are serious about networking.

Merrimack Motivators Toastmasters: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Merrimack Town Hall Meeting Room, 6 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack.

Investing 101: A guide to understanding your financial planning options: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM St. Mary's Bank Education Center 48 Perimeter Road Manchester. This is a free workshop from St. Mary's Credit Union. Learn the basic concepts in the personal investment and get answers to your investment questions. For more info/RSVP: https://www.stmarysbank.com/eventscalendar/eventsd...

Open Beta: Playtest: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Myriad Games 1525 S. Willow St., Manchester So bring your projects, bring your friends, or just bring your sparkling personality. This event is open to everyone, whether you make games or not.

Wednesday

Women Connecting With Women: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM HassleFree Chiropractic 1 Nashua Road, Derry NH. Women Connecting With Women is a group of women who meet on the third Wednesday of the month to network, socialize and empower each other. Food and drink are always free but they ask that you please RSVP: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecsucmacd7df9c15&llr=njmb9dwab

Thursday

Gold Star Manchester Business Network: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Liberty Mutual conference room, 6 Bedford Farms Rd, Bedford. If you can't make Tuesday, how about Thursday? This is the second Gold Star group in Manchester but there are other chapters within the Manchester metro area. To find a group near you visit: http://www.meetup.com/goldstarreferralclubs/

Small Business Network of New Hampshire: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Milly's Tavern (Now Stark Mill Brewery), 500 North Commercial Street, Manchester This is the second Manchester meetup for this group this week.

2016 Goals Review: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Aroma Joe's Coffee 2 S. Beech Street, Manchester. We're officially halfway through 2016 and it's time to take a look at how this year's goals are going. Are you reaching your benchmarks? Have you been sidetracked? I'll be at Aroma Joe's if anyone wants to stop by and talk about how to get back on track or keep the momentum going.

603 Networking - Job Fair in Bedford: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM BANK W Holdings LLC, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 103, Bedford. Learn about BANK W Holdings’ staffing and recruiting opportunities. You will be able to meet talent managers from each of the companies: Alexander Technology Group, KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting, The Nagler Group, and Sales Search Partners. For more info/RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/603-networking-616-530-730pm-networking-event-in-bedford-tickets-25600264079

Makers in Manchester: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SEE Science Center, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester Do you like to tinker or DIY? Is Instructables one of your favorite sites? Do you see Maker spaces and fairs and wonder why not Manchester? This group hosts a Show & Tell on the 3rd Thursday of the month, why not stop by and check them out?

Toastmasters of Manchester: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Manchester Community College, Room #Main 240 1066 Front Street Manchester

Wrap Up


I'll be at Aroma Joe's 2 S. Beech Street, Manchester on Thursday, June 16th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM if anyone wants to stop by, compare notes and talk about how to keep this year's goals on track. We still have six months to get things up to speed. Even if you got sidetracked somewhere along the way, there is usually a way to use the progress you have made to salvage this year's business plan. NOTE: You don't have to own a business. Personal goals are important too, in fact, my business and personal goals tend to intertwine.

Also this week, Cathy Clement is hosting an information night on Monday, June 13 at the Hampton Inn 407 Amherst Street/RTE 101A, Nashua for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Kyani distributor. Doors open for networking at 6:00 PM, presentation begins at 6:30 PM. For more information please contact Cathy Clement 603-493-2843.

And finally, there is a new group on meetup.com for Blender users. I should probably clarify that and say that the group is for people who use the opensource 3D computer graphics program Blender.

The potential for use beyond basic 3D graphics (did I really say basic???) is incredible and every time I try it I go further and further down the rabbit hole and never finish anything. The group lists their location as Nashua, but this is such a complex program that it's definitely worth the drive for anyone interested in computer graphics. For more information about this group please visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-New-Hampshire-Blend...

As usual, I have no affiliation with Kyani, Clement Massage or any of the other paid groups or businesses mentioned in this week's Roundup. The goal of Queen City Buzz is to promote and support local businesses and that includes sharing information about business promotions and upcoming events. Drop me a line if you have an event or special you'd like to share. I can be reached at buzz@queencity.buzz

Pat Hammond

Editor & Queen Bee at Queen City Buzz

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